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Sun (11/18)

Grippers - 20mm
(1x3)  Trainer
(1x3)  #1
(1x1)  #1.5
(1x1)  HG 200 - 95
(1x1)  #2 - 108
(1x1)  #2 - 114
(1x1)  RB 210 - 120
(1x1)  #2.5 - 123

Overcrushes - 5 sec.
(2x1)  #2 - 102

DO - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
18/64 x 7" CRS
Red Nail

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
7mm x 7" O1
1/4 x 6.25" Grade 5

Pull-ups
(3x7)


Our power is still out.  :angry:  This week's Red bend was another first: in a complete, multi-day outage.  They were projecting tonight, but it is now looking like it will be tomorrow night, which would make four days without power or heat, with a one- and three-year-old.  It wouldn't be that bad, but with the little ones, it has been a challenge.

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Mon (11/19)

Bench Press
(1x5)  135
(1x5)  185
(1x5)  225
(1x5)  255
(1x5)  280

Standing Barbell Press
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  95
(1x5)  135
(1x2)  155
(1x1)  170

Band Pushowns
(2x20)


The power is back on.  :D  Very, very happy to have some lighting for my bench reps today, and the heat is brining my gym back into the 50s.  Learned a lot from the past few days.  We are likely going to invest in a generator of some type too.  (We ended up losing all of our food.)

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15 minutes ago, Buccos1 said:

Sat (11/17)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  345
(1x1)  365


We had a bad ice storm a few days ago and our power has been out since Thursday night.  Today's squats were in the dark with a flashlight shining toward the power rack.

That's what's I'm talking about. I do my squats in the dark, it's the only way for true gainz 

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On 11/23/2018 at 10:38 AM, NealB said:

That's what's I'm talking about. I do my squats in the dark, it's the only way for true gainz 

LOL  ... Thought it'd throw me off, but it was actually a pretty cool experience.

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Tue (11/20)

Grippers - MMS
(1x5)  Trainer
(1x5)  #1.5
(1x5)  GHP4 - 94
(1x5)  Master - 106
(1x3)  RB 240N - 117
(1x1)  RB 210 - 120
(1x1)  #2.5 - 123

Reverse - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
Yellow Nail (5.5")

Horseshoes
SCF Lite Rim #2

Axle Curls
(1x8)  bar
(1x8)  55
(1x8)  75
(1x8)  95
(1x5)  115

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Wed (11/21)

Braced
5/8 x 30" (152k)
5/8 x 39" (187k) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS_u2Z0Pnv8


The two bends today were for David Horne's Steel Shredder 4 comp.  I bought a rated bar from him several months back, which was brutal ... a ton harder than the typical HRS available to us in the U.S.  (David later said it was not HRS, which I wasn't aware of prior.)  The bar I tried back then @ 30" and failed to bend within the time limit was comparable to 24" HRS at the same diameter - probably even harder.  So, I really had no idea of what to expect with these new batches.  

The first attempt was way too easy.  Bent very quickly and I realized that I miscalculated.  I waited about 10 minutes and tried the 187k bar, which was considerably harder, but still not as difficult as I was preparing for.  I was happy to bend this bar relatively easy, but irritated with myself I didn't cut it a few inches to get a higher rated attempt/bend in.  

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Thur (11/22)

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
Yellow Nail (4.5")
1/4 x 7" Grade 5

DU - BBW
1/4 x 7" Grade 8

Stub
(1x1)  15
(1x1)  20
(1x1)  25
(1x1)  30

Ironmind Hub
(1x1)  40
(1x1)  50
(1x1)  55

Blob 35
(2x1)

Finger Walk - F/B
(2x1)  10

Band Pushdowns
(2x20)

Pull-ups
(3x7)

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Sat (11/24)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  315
add briefs
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  425
(1x1)  455
add light bands (reverse)
(1x1)  475
(1x1)  495


My single-ply briefs are about five years old and almost done with their usefullness.  I've had them tightened twice too.  On-and-off in about 2 seconds.  So, today, I tried to get into a pair I bought a few years back, which I had been saving for heavy, heavy singles.  This was when I was in the low 190s; now, I'm about 199-201.  They were pretty tight ... more tight, than can be useful, or at least with the amount of time I had to lift today.  I haven't tried these on in about 2 years either, so it was an eye-opener.  Not sure what I'm going to do ... either getting one size up or trying to stick with the smaller ones.  

Since I've been working briefs back into my squats (after a long time raw-only), my hips and knees have been feeling better, so I will likely continue to deploy them, regardless if I do a single-ply or raw meet.

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Sun (11/25)

Braced
5/8 x 28.5" HRS

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
1/4 x 7" Grade 5

DU - BBW
5/16 x 7" HRS

Pull-ups
(2x10)

Band Pushdowns
(2x20)


This was the first time I ever recall having done consecutive sets of 10 on pull-ups.  Might have been able to do 11-12 for each.

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Mon (11/26)

Dead Bench Press
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  185
(1x1)  225
(1x1)  245
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  295

Grippers - 20mm
(1x1)  Trainer
(1x1)  #1
(1x1)  GHP4 - 94
(1x1)  #2 - 102
(1x1)  GHP5 - 111
(1x1)  RB 240N - 117
(1x0)  Super Master - 126 (1mm)

Overcrushes - 5 sec.
(2x1)  Master - 106

Secret Weapon 
(2x1)  50 - 5 sec.

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Tue (11/27)

Standing Axle Press
(1x8)  bar
(1x5)  85
(1x3)  125
(1x2)  145
(1x1)  175

Barbell Curls
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  65
(1x5)  95
(1x5)  115
(1x5)  135

Reverse - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
17/64 x 7" O1

2 25s Hand Passes
(5x1)

Blob 35
(2x1)

Blob 37.5
(1x0)
(1x1)


 

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Wed (11/28)

Deadlifts
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  425
(1x1)  455


I was rushed today, but the top sets felt fast and strong.

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Thur (11/29)

Grippers - MMS
(1x5)  Trainer
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  GHP4 - 94
(1x3)  #2 - 108
(1x2)  RB 240N - 117
(1x2)  RB 210 - 120
(1x2) #2.5 - 123

Ironmind Hub
(1x1)  40
(1x1)  50
(1x1)  60

Pull-ups
(3x7)

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Fri (11/30)

Braced
5/16 x 28.25" HRS

Horseshoes
SCF Lite Rim #00
SCF Lite Rim #2

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Sat (12/1)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  345
(1x1)  375

Braced
5/8 x 29.5" HRS


I normally don't do braced bar bending on consecutive days, but I am trying to build up some tolerance and get some reps in before I make my attempt for Steel Shredders 4.

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Sun (12/2)

DO - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
1/4 x 6.75" Grade 5
Red Nail

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
1/4 x 7" Grade 5

Reverse - IMPs
60d spiral (2)
Yellow Nail (5.5")
17/64 x 7" O1

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Mon (12/3)

Bench Press
(1x3)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x3)  265
(1x3)  305

Axle Curls
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  55
(1x5)  85
(1x5)  105

Band Pushdowns
(2x25)

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Wed (12/5)

Horseshoe 
Diamond Classic #00

Braced
5/8 x 27.5" HRS

Braced Snapping
Yellow Nail
5/16 x 8" HRS

 

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Thur (12/6)

Grippers - MMS
(1x3)  Trainer
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  #1.5
(1x3)  #2 - 102
(1x3)  #2 - 114
(1x3)  RB 210 - 120

Negatives
(2x1)  #3

Axle Curls
(1x15)  bar
(1x15)  55
(1x15)  65

Pull-ups
(3x7)

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Sat (12/8)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
add briefs
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  425
(1x1)  440

Braced
5/8 x 27" HRS


I made the mistake today of bending a bar right before doing squats.  I knew during warmups, when I felt a tweak in my  lower-back that today's session could be iffy.  Nonetheless, I attempted to push through it and seemed to have aggravated my lower back area.  I was forced to take a lower weight on my top rep but probably should have cut the session short when I started to feel the twinge.  

 

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Sun (12/9)

Braced
5/8 x 25 1/8" HRS

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
Yellow Nail (5")
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
18/64 x 7" CRS

Ironmind Hub
(1x1)  40
(1x1)  50
(1x1)  55
(1x1)  60

Pull-ups
(3x7)

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Mon (12/10)

Axle Bench Press
(1x8)  bar
(1x5)  125
(1x3)  175
(1x3)  215
(1x2)  255
(1x1)  305

Standing Barbell Press
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  95
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  155
(1x1)  185

Barbell Curls
(1x8)  bar
(1x8)  65
(1x8)  95
(1x8)  115

Band Pushdowns
(2x20)


The top set of strict presses and curls were tough, and probably close to 100% effort.

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40 minutes ago, Buccos1 said:

Sun (12/9)

Braced
5/8 x 25 1/8" HRS

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
Yellow Nail (5")
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
18/64 x 7" CRS

Ironmind Hub
(1x1)  40
(1x1)  50
(1x1)  55
(1x1)  60

Pull-ups
(3x7)

Really strong braced bend! You have anymore SS4 bars you are going to do?

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On 12/17/2018 at 11:37 AM, Donc101 said:

Really strong braced bend! You have anymore SS4 bars you are going to do?

Thanks!  I have one 187 bar that I will probably try in a week-or-two.  Might cut it down a few inches from my last attempt.  I also have one of the 152 bars, but doubt I'd be able to get in the 20-22" range to be competitive.  I've done very little training with the shorter stock and it remains awkward for me.

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Tue (12/11)

Grippers - MMS
(1x5)  Trainer
(1x5)  #1
(1x3)  #1.5
(1x3)  #2 - 102
(1x1)  GHP5 - 111
(1x1)  RB 210 - 120
(1x1)  Super Master - 126

Reverse - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral (2)
17/64 x 7" O1

Blob 35
(2x1) 

Pull-ups
(3x7)

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